Amazing benefits of having coriander seeds in your diet.
Coriander, popularly known as Cilantro in North America is commonly used in Indian cuisine to flavour curries, meat, and salty snacks to name a few. The fresh leaves are commonly used as garnish in most dishes, while the seeds, either whole or ground are predominantly used during cooking the dish.
Coriander belongs to the parsley family and is a flowering plant. The leaves of coriander and parsley have
comparative shape and size. Its overall flavour profile is very mellow with earthy and lemon
undertones. The seeds impart a warm, mild, citrusy flavour that rarely overpowers the dish.
Here are some key benefits of having coriander in your diet.
- Beautiful radiant Skin
Coriander is known to have antiseptic properties and aid in curing different skin ailments like itchy skin, rash, and eczema. The seeds also contain high amounts of linoleic acid which help sooth skin irritations.
- Maintains healthy hair
The essential oils in the seeds are known to help with hair loss prevention and invigorate the roots for the development of hair by fortifying the follicles
- Aid in improving digestion
Coriander is rich in dietary fiber and anti-oxidants to help facilitate bowel movements, as well as promote a healthy working liver. The essentials oils help generate digestive compounds and juices to aid in better digestion and absorption of nutrients.
- A remedy for the common cold and flu
High in Vitamin C, it provides approximately 30% of your recommended daily intake. Coriander seeds in your daily diet will help protect your immune system against the common cold and flu.
- Rich in Vitamins, Omega’s and trace minerals
Seeds are full of fiber, Vitamin-A, Vitamin-K, Vitamin-C, vVitamin-B2, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Calcium, and Phosphorus.